Once upon a time, two brothers passed the happy days of their childhood by studying alchemy, which is governed by the equal transfer principle: an eye for an eye -- you can't get more than you give. But these brothers tried to defy that law, and a horrific accident resulted. Now, the older brother, Edward, is called the Full Metal Alchemist because of his metal limbs, and the younger, Alphonse, is a soul without a body, trapped within the confines of an automaton. Together they search for the power to restore themselves, to find the lives they lost so long ago...
Have you ever felt like the world would be a better place if certain people weren’t around? Such grim daydreams might occur when watching the dismal daily news, but on one fateful day, Light Yagami finds that these daydreams can become reality. By pure happenstance, he comes across a black notebook entitled "Death Note", whose text within states that whoever's name is written on its pages will die. With the aid of the death god Ryuk, Light takes it upon himself to rid the world of its corruption, ushering in a new era of purity one death at a time. But as Ryuk foretells, Light's actions will not go unchallenged...
When talking about a great storyline, human values, and a subject that makes you think, FMA and Death Note are perfect examples and offer two of the greatest experiences!
In both Death Note and FMA, human lives are very important. If that is what interested you in one then I'm sure you'd like the other as well!
These two series share similar themes and ask similar questions. What is sin? How valuable is a human life? Is it a sin to take a few human lives if doing so will be for the greater good for the rest of humanity? Do any of us have the right to make such decisions? Both Death Note and Fullmetal Alchemist ask these questions.
Each series has an exciting plot in their own way: one a dramatic journey of two brothers to discover answers to those questions (with lots of fighting, drama, and humor along the way) only to find a conspiracy beyond their wildest dreams, and the other a dramatic mental chess match that is brillianty played.
If you liked Fullmetal Alchemist, you would like Deaath Note because they are around the same genres. Both are sort of police-related animes that have a touch of fantasy added to it. The characters are great and it the plot will keep you watching it until the end.
Both animes' have strong element of epic story-telling and character development mixed in with elements of horror. These supernatural tales will keep you wanting for more.
Both animes have a unique story;ine that will leave you hungrey for more, not to mention that they're closely related because of the fact that humans and sin plays a big part in them.
The reason that I have recommended these two series is that they both have very involved plots that leave you guessing. While there are similarities in the stories, in that they both debate the value of life, it is more the sheer amount of plot that lead me to match the two together. Fullmetal Alchemist ‘fills' each episode, so that you never feel like there is filler and Death Note, despite a few episodes that I felt flagged slightly in the second half, is much the same.
If you enjoy the fast pacing of one it is likely that you will enjoy the same in the other.
I think that both of these anime have really strong, engaging and interesting plots. They also make you question the moral systems that govern the world. In Death Note and in Fullmetal Alchemist, it is difficult to say who is right and who is wrong; both worlds are fundamentally grey places. Both have characters that follow their callings to the end regardless of the consequences. They are imperfect people and that is what makes them human and makes you empathise with them. They're both visually attractive in different ways and the voice actors do a fantastic job in each one. They're really exciting as well and will easily keep your attention for the length of the series. I recommend both of them. If you enjoyed one, you'll have fun with the other.
If You either saw FMA or death Note first, you'll love the other series too.
they have simillar storylines which are outstanding as they don't focus on fighting and advance like typical shounen anime.
Both stories also have great morals and unusual characters
Both of these anime involve the question: How far are you willing to go to reach your goals? Both protagonists are young men with the ability to change their reality, and whose actions are often against conventional law. Both anime involve a power that comes with a set of rules, a touch of the supernatural, and plenty of drama.
Both of these animes have similar themes and storylines. They leave you wondering, what is the value of a human life and other relasted questions.
Naruto Uzumaki is a young ninja who bears a great power hidden inside him, a power that has isolated him from the rest of his village. As such, his only dream is to become the Hokage - the most powerful ninja, and leader of the village; but first he needs to graduate! With his inability to perform even the most basic ninja techniques, it seems that all Naruto has going for him is his determination to succeed no matter what. Teamed up with the genius Sasuke, book-smart Sakura, and their team leader Kakashi, Naruto embarks on his quest to become the Hokage. But with outside forces posing a threat to the entire Hidden Leaf village, Naruto discovers that he must become much stronger if he ever wants to realize his dream and protect the friendships he's forged.
Ed and Naruto are both fun and hilarious characters. They are strong characters that other characters in the story underestimate because of the childish way they act or look (cute and short? XD). There are the black hair good-looking guys in both anime that gets on these golden hair main characters' nerves. Roy in FMA, and Sasuke in Naruto. They are the ones who are there to rub it in when Ed and Naruto makes a mistake, yet, Ed and Naruto still sees Roy and Sasuke as very important people.
Both anime has lots of action and comedy, and has some emotional parts here and there.
If you liked FMA, you'd like Naruto because both stories are thrilling, interesting, sometimes funny and both have action and adventure. If you liked one you would like the other one; both anime are excellent and they are two of the most popular and interesting anime of all.
In "FMA" we have power of alchemy and in "Naruto" we have power of ninja scrolls, but in the end it IS magic and that make those anime worlds so different from ours and so interesting. I think the most common thing between these two series is that one person from the bad team is very close to the main character.
FMA and Naruto are two shounen anime that have interesting characters, great action, a well-made story (which involves a made up world with its own laws and people), and are very popular.
They are both great watches and I'm sure that if you liked one, the other one is worth a shot.
I'm not exactly sure why, but in my eyes FMA and Naruto fit together. The main plot is different in each, but both tell a story of boys growing up. The big difference is of course that Naruto has a never-ending story, so FMA feels more complete, and FMA's animation is somewhat better. Both have about the same amount of funny situations, and you won't see many people die in general. You just have to watch to see, but from my perspective they FEEL the same.
Naruto and FMA are very similar. Good story, characters, art, and twists. Though one may like one more than the other it's definitely worth cheking the other out if you like another.
Both animes are about people reaching their dreams, Each are action packed pack and even small amounts of comedy so the non fighting or plot building parts of sow aren't too dull.
Both Fullmetal Alchemist and Naruto are based on Men who fight as hard as they can to obtain the goal of relieving themselves from a permenent mark set on them as children. Also both series are action packed with TONS of great fight scenes!
because both series are full of strong emotions. Heroes who never give up trying to fullfill their dreams no matter what but always valuing family and friendship above all. Great combats, funny moments and really sophisticated minor characters makes you enjoy this anime even more...
My two absolutly favourite animes^^
They remind a lot about each other and if you'd like the one you'll like the other one :D
In both series we have a person everybody looks down on in the start (Ed & Naruto) but are fighting for there dreams (getting his body back & becoming hokage) and they both end up respekted by everyone around them. And we have the annoying type whom every girl falls in love with (Roy Mustang & Sasuke) whom the protoganist hates but on the other side he is a great friend (okay in the end Sasuke isen't the best friend, but.. xD) and we have the short tempered, hard kicking girl (Winry & Sakura) and not to forget the one who always tries to calm down the protoganist (Al & Kakashi) but this is also the only way they resemble each other O.o (I coulden't imagine Al sitting and reading porn XD ...or i wouldent even try--- ARGH to late-.-) XD
Wars leech the life out of a country in so many ways. They consume lives and resources at an incredible rate, but what is worst is the way they eat away at hope. The Empire, which has survived the years of war, now finds itself with a new conflict to resolve: with the exception of the noble families that managed to hold their wealth during the struggle, its populace is made up of starving citizens and war-damaged soldiers. Section III of the army of the Empire was created to deal with this ongoing problem; however, their progress was been slow on all fronts. The citizens fear and distrust them due to their experiences with other soldiers, the nobles have no use for them, and the other branches of the military mock them for the ineffectual nature. LT. Alice L. Malvin of Section III Pumpkin Scissors won't be defeated, though, even if her newest recruit does have something unusual about him.
Both FMA and Pumpkin Scissors seem to take place in a 1940s or 30s military in another world. Both worlds are in a post-war struggle because of a corrupt military.
Both FMA and Pumpkin Scissors have the same atmosphere: an atmosphere of hope that refuses to be extinguished even in a war-torn country. These anime also focus on anther similar aspect: the fact that in war horrors and atrocities are committed on both sides. Lastly both anime are set in the same time period as if to remind us to never forget the horrors of the second world war.
If you liked the way that Fullmetal Alchemist deals with war, its damage, and the complex effects it has on people, you will love Pumpkin Scissors. The series delves even more deeply in the corruption that causes useless loss of life, and the efforts of people of all origins to suppress it.
If you liked FMA, there is no better title to watch next than Pumpkin Scissors; its world is also based on the interwar period, the story is similar to some extent, and there is also a suspicious military organization just like in FMA. While FMA deals with racism-related problems, PS deals with social rank problems instead, which are just as interesting. The technology in PS is also something worth noticing, since there is a nice twist about it and it should cover the lack of alchemy just fine. After all, you don't need alchemy to show humanity's dark side, do you?
Pumpkin Scissors feels a lot like FMA would if it had no magic; tragedy and bitter hope lace every story and the European military themes are strong in both. Pumpkin Scissors is a lot more contained in comparison to FMA's epic scope and has a more episodic approach, but ultimately they have a similar tone.
Both containing likable and funny characters fighting for what they believe in, with some mysteries thrown in.
If you liked the hijinks of the military from full metal alchemist, then Pumpkin scissors may be worth a look.
This is one of those "gut feeling" type recommendations, especially since as I watched PS, I felt like it could be a side story within FMA. I think the similarities between the characters really helped give the two series a similar tone. Corporal Oland (PS) and Alphonse (FMA) were the splitting image of each other: large enough to kill without a thought, but selfless and caring of their companions; likewise, Edward (FMA) and Lt. Malvin (PS) are both stubborn to the bone and eager to prove their worth.
While pumpkin Scissors is mostly all episodic and FMA has a continuous story, the feel of these 2 are very similar. The character design and worlds feel the same and both have their funny moments surrounded by a dark tale. If you liked one check out the other.
The main character in both tales are rather similar in style and personality. They both try and work within the system to enact the change they want to see in the world. They are both a part of something that's hated by commoners, but they try and work against that to fufill their purpose.
very similar art work and conflicts, but pumpkin scissors was cut short leaving pretty much every main story line open before it was even fully developed. Pumpkin scissors offered a lot of potential with a lot less magic-type story. very unfortunate but very good.
FMA is the better of the two, but they do have they same sort of feeling. I see a lot of anime that i love on this list of recommendations, which is good, but i dont know if i could rank FMA up with works like Death Note, Claymore, Bleach, and Eureka Seven. I guess i get the same sort of feeling from FMA that i get from naruto, in that they have a "big brother" anime; Naruto's being Shippuden, and FMA's being Brotherhood (the truer, and darker version of the story) Pumpkin Scissors is a great, short anime. I think the main thing that ties it to FMA would be the very German-feeling military scene.
In 2010, the Britannian Empire enslaved Japan using powerful mecha known as Knightmares; in the aftermath Japan was renamed Area 11, and its people began a hard and terrible existence. Lelouch, a Britannian student living in Area 11, has grown up hating the Empire and everything it stands for. One day, in the middle of a terrorist attack, Lelouch meets a mysterious girl who grants him the ability to control minds. Can he use his new power to fight for freedom, or will his hatred twist his good intentions into mindless acts of vengeance?
Both are a battle of witts, courage, and determination to reach there goals. No matter what the cost, except for the lives of there friends.
Both shows show the strong sibling relations and how main protagonists fight for their brother's / sister's sake. Both have conspiracy involved
Both Ed and Lelouch have a strong sibling relationship in which they will do anything for their brother/sister's sake. They battle through many opposing forces such as the military, unjust people, and sometimes even the people close to them.
In both Fullmetal Alchemist and Code Geass, politics and the shifting of power between people and governements are paramount to the storyline. Coldness and strategy meet passion and love in a believable scenery. I recommend both.
There's a lot of similarities to be found in Code Geass and Fullmetal Alchemist when it comes to the strong feeling of brotherhood shared between the main characters.
They also have to deal with the strong military forces present in their world, the Britannian Empire in Code Geass and the State Military in Fullmetal.
Both Fullmetal Alchemist and Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion start with a protagonist who wants to use his powers to change something in his world, and both continue as the young man's journey takes him to ever-darker places. If you enjoy shows that examine the real consequences of one's actions, then try either of these on for size.
Code Geass and Fullmetal Alchemist involve a power struggle between the people and the government that is shifting. The whole entire back drop of each series revolves around politics and the family connections the main characters have.
I recommend Fullmetal Alchemist with Code Geass because there's sometimes a battle of life and death in both and they have a lot in common.
Both of these anime involve the protagonist working to attain some goal that might cost him everything. Both anime laugh in the face of conventional physics, bring along a cast of interesting characters, and involve secret government plots. Both anime also have fairly large worlds for the protagonist to roam.
Both the series feature some huge action packed scenes, The unwavering will of Main characters to reach there ultimate goal no matter how much they have to suffer. They wont budge even if they are treated like thrash in society.
Both series feature some unbelievable powers ,like geass in Codegeass and Philosphers stone in FMA and both series have a awesome storyline.
Highly recomended to watch other one , if u liked any of two.
In times of olde, humans live in constant fear of demons known as yoma. These vicious creatures can take the appearance and memories of humans they have devoured, thus blending into society as they freely feast on human flesh. The key to stopping the yoma lies with the tolerated yet feared Claymores - women who are half-demon, half-human, and fully fated to become the demons that they hunt. Meanwhile, in a village, the young Raki has been banished; his only crime was losing his family to the yoma. Raki is drawn to a Claymore named Clare, and together their journey begins. While Clare fights the yoma plaguing the land, can Raki help her in her struggle to retain her humanity?
Claymore and FMA both take place in a fantasy world (Claymore's world is medieval while FMA takes place in a steampunk setting).They also are both traveling/adventuring anime. Both have a fair amount of action and violence, too. Furthermore, both in Claymore and FMA the heroes are members of a group of a select individuals who have powers beyond those of an average ordinary human. But the main reason for this recommendation is the fact that for me, these anime are highly addictive... so I think if you like Claymore you will like FMA and vice versa .
I think you'll enjoy Claymore if you enjoyed Fullmetal Alchemist (and vice versa) because they both have enticing action backed up by intricate storylines. The settings and atmospheres are about the same as well. Also, there's blood, horror, adventure, and much depth in the characters. You'll definitely like one anime if you enjoyed the other; Fullmetal Alchemist has excellent opening and ending songs, Claymore has beautiful art and animation.
Both animes have strong main characters and excellent plot, when you see one episode you need see more and more. Both have a lot of action, in Full Metal there are Magical skills and Claymore has sword skills and demoniac power. But all characters fight for the same reason, people that they lost in the past and revenge.
FMA and Claymore are similar in the drama department. They both have heart wrenching moments and moments that leave you in suspense. If you liked the drama of FMA you'll love Claymore.
Both series are about protagonists who lost something dear to them in their past, and as a result, sacrificed their body to somehow regain them. However, doing so causes them to question if they are truly human anymore, and if so, can they hope to hold onto it or will they lose it forever?
Both have characters that kick ass and have great stories to go along with them. Full of action and adventure at every corner both of these shows do not dissapoint. Even though both take place in very different worlds they feel the same because the animation is very similar and beautiful. If you liked one check out the other.
Each series have a lot of fighting and some gore while maintaining a strong story. Beyond that, the main characters in each have something done to their bodies, making it possible to question their humanity, which often gets them segregated. Finally, each series has the main characters fighting against a strong organization for what they think is right, all the while piecing together an even larger mystery that is happening.
In Claymore and Fullmetal Alchemist, you can't become the most powerful warrior without paying a serious price. At first glance, both alchemists and claymores look like normal people with the strength to help others, but beneath the surface lie the difficult choices that will determine how strong you'll become... and how human you'll remain.
Both of these anime involve a protagonist that defies even their own anime's logic laws. The supernatural, intriguing plot devices, and some powerful individuals await the protagonist in each story. Plus, both protagonists belong to an organization meant to keep the peace, but which holds some interesting secrets. If intrigue, drama, and plenty of action are your thing, check these two out.